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369UFMS - Unidentified Female

Artistic renderings of the victim; To view post-mortem photos of the victim please click here and here

Date of Discovery: January 24, 1985
Location of Discovery: Olive Branch, Desoto County, Mississippi
Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation and/or exposure

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 20-35 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2" to 5'4"
Weight: 105-115 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark blonde to strawberry blonde or light red, short to medium length, and wavy.
Eye Color: Gray (autopsy report) or brown (coroner's report)
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Vicim was a heavy smoker. Three piercings in each ear. Fingernails deeply bitten. Heavy smoker. Tubes tied. Freckled complexion. Small frame. Tattoos: T.H.C. on her right ankle and R.C.J (last letter is questionable; other possiblities are REJ or RET) on her left ankle. Diagonal surgical scar (12 cm) on the back of her left forearm. A scar on left hand's pip joint. Scars on the second and third fingers (1.5cm and 2cm). Scars on the base of her thumb (2cm long).


Dentals: Not available. Missing lower front tooth and her teeth were in poor condition but several fillings were found (possibly from youth).
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A light peach-colored short-sleeved pullover top with embroidery on the front and Gloria Vanderbilt blue jeans. No shoes, nor coat, nor undergarments were located.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The victim's body was spotted about 7:30 AM by a truck driver traveling southbound on U.S. 78, just east of the Coldwater River bridge and west of the rest area.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Mississippi Chief Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 601-987-1440
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 19850124

Agency Name: Desoto County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Commander Blackston
Agency Phone Number: 901-527-6581
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 8675

Information Source(s)

Unidentified Wiki
Mississippi Missing & Unidentified Persons

Admin Notes

Added: 12/3/08; Last Updated: 11/29/16

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** Listed information may be estimated.

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